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WGET string must not be configured right

Posted on 2011-02-27
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So when I issure:

wget -N -c -np -r -N -l inf -w 5 --limit-rate=200K http://www.mysite.com/files

Why does it download all the files in http://www.mysite.com/other directory?
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by:Sikhumbuzo Ntsada
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wget -N -c -np -r -N -l inf -w 5 --limit-rate=200K
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by:Sikhumbuzo Ntsada
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This is what I meant:

wget -N -c -p -r -N -l inf -w 5 --limit-rate=200K

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by:hrolsons
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So, it looks like you changed "-np" to "-p", help me understand.  I tried to look it up and my brain got frazzled.
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by:woolmilkporc
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Hi again,

"-np" is quite correct! It will take care that the current hierarchy is not left, but you must tell wget that "files" is a directory! Else "files" will be considered a regular file whose directory is "/", thus making all the "-np" stuff meaningless.

Use

wget -N -c -p -r -l inf -w 5 --limit-rate=200K  http://www.mysite.com/files/

i.e. with a trailing slash ( / ), so wget can identify "files" as a directory!

Btw. No need to specify "-N" twice!

wmp


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Sorry, copied the wrong line!!

wget -N -c -np -r -l inf -w 5 --limit-rate=200K  http://www.mysite.com/files/
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